Author Archive of derek

Your DAC Report History

Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by derek No Comments

I spent about 56 years in various positions with DAC/USIS (now HireRight) from 1984 until 2003. I was never in the accounting department. That said, […]

9 State AGs take EEOC to task – will things change?

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by derek No Comments

State attorneys general from West Virginia, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Utah have sent a co-signed letter to the Equal Employment […]

Sleep Apnea and the ADA

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by derek No Comments

I’m not a big city boy and one time as a little boy, my great uncle shot a bear and cooked some of it up. […]

Driving With Sleep Apnea & CPAP

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by derek 1 Comment

Heard about the new corduroy pillows and sleeper sheets for drivers? No? They’re making headlines everywhere. I typically write about DAC and PSP reports, MVRs, […]

Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 by derek No Comments

In the last article, I wrote about how OTR drivers make consequential decisions every day, described how bad the lack of sleep can negatively affect […]

Commercial Drivers, Decision Making, and Sleep

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by derek No Comments

One of the things that greatly negatively affects decision making is a lack of sleep. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are […]

The Recession and Dealing With it as a Driver

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by derek No Comments

I first began working in the commercial driver screening and employment industry in the mid-1980s and have been through a few business cycles. The recession […]

Entering Canada with a “Criminal” Record

Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by derek 2 Comments

When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, “Well, what do you need?” -Steven […]